Utley Middle School 2015-2016 Class of 2021 Welcome to 7 th grade
Utley Pack Leaders Principal - Mr. Todd Bradford Assistant Principal (A-L) - Dr. Shenequa Miller Assistant Principal (M-Z) - Mr. Dave Girardi Counselor (A-L) - Ms. Audra Ingram Counselor (M-Z)- Ms. Kelli Crawford Registrar- Ms. Shawna Coggin Attendance- Ms. Lisa Pearce Nurse- Mrs. Susan Edwards Athletic Director- Mr. Kody Hergert Technology- Instruction Mr. Alan Engle Technician Mrs. Kathy Lunday
Utley Pack Students from the following elementary schools will have the opportunity to attend Utley Amy Parks (partial) Cullins (partial) Dobbs (whole) Hartman (partial) Hays (partial) Jones (partial) Nebbie Williams (partial) Pullen (partial) Reinhardt (whole) Rochell (partial) Shannon (partial) Springer (partial) Stephenson (partial)
When do I get to meet my new friends? February 19 th - Campus visit and tour February 23 rd - Parent Student Orientation March 2 nd & 3 rd - Course Selection Entry
Extras at Utley Natatorium next door Wilkerson Sanders stadium for practice and games WOLF TV Outdoor Education MAC and I-PAD carts for use in classrooms We will not have school lockers which means you can access books on-line, choose to be issued a set of books to keep at home and we will have books in your classroom to use at school.
Immunizations 7 th graders are required to have the following immunizations on file prior to the start of school Tdap booster Meningcoccal Varicella #2 You can start getting these vaccines now and send a copy to the elementary school nurse if you receive it before school is out. If you get the shots over the summer you can mail or fax them to Utley MS.
Required Courses English Pre-AP English ( contract required) Math Pre-AP Math (contract required) Science Pre-AP Science ( contract required) History Texas History Pre-AP Texas History ( contract required) Physical Education
Pre-AP Classes English – summer reading, test 1 st week of school and projects. Math – homework most nights 70% of your grade is from tests and 30% is from homework Many projects count as test grades Students and parents will sign required contract on the back of the student choice form before being placed into a Pre AP class.
All 7 th graders will take a physical education class Boys athletics (football, cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis & track) Girls athletics (volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis & track) Drill team- April 1, 2015- Mandatory Meeting/Uniform Fitting 5:30pm UMS Library. April 13-17, 2015 Drill Team Officer Tryouts 4:00-6:00pm Cheer Team – Parent Meeting April 14 th @ 6pm Uniform fitting April 28 th @6pm in the UMS Library Boys gymnastics – Tryouts April 7 th and 8 th from 6:30-8:00 pm Utley Gymnastics Gym Girls gymnastics-Tryouts April 7 th and 8 th from 5:00-6:30 pm Utley Gymnastics gym PE If taking any course other than PE – PE/Outdoor, student must have a physical on file each year. Local doctors plan a FREE physical one evening in late April or early May. Date is yet to be determined and will be posted on the RISD Athletics site when determined. Lockers are present in athletic areas only
Physical Education - PE Physical Fitness Strength & Conditioning Team Sports Positive Attitudes Intramurals No tryouts PE clothes
Outdoor Education – Year Long Dutch Oven Cooking Survival Skills GPS/Compass use Will join PE students for some units Will learn the Following: Hunter Safety Boater Safety Fishing Education Archery
Be in athletics and develop a winning attitude Sports fundamentals Conditioning Strength training Sportsmanship Teamwork Competitive Weekly games and weekend tournaments Physical Forms on RISD Athletics website
Boys Athletics Sign up for Football only Students who do not want to participate in football will have an opportunity to try- out for basketball before the season starts (schedules will be changed into athletics during the year) Tennis, Track, Cross Country and Soccer are before or after school
Girls Athletics Volleyball (shorts are $20) Basketball Tennis, Track, Cross country and Soccer are before or after school Girls will tryout for each sport they are interested in or will they are interested in or will participate in off season participate in off season Must play two sports to move to 8 th grade girls’ athletics class the following year
Cheer Team Promotes school pride Cheer at home football and basketball games Perform at pep rallies You learn to dance, cheer and jump No tryouts required May require after school practices Uniform and camp costs around $350 Parent meeting April 14 th in UMS Library Fittings uniform April 28 th in UMS Library More information to come about summer camp
Drill Team No tryouts required to be a member Promotes school pride Perform at home football and select basketball games Perform at pep rallies You learn to dance April 1, 2015- Mandatory Drill Team Information Session and Uniform Fitting 5:30pm UMS Library Officer Tryouts - April 13-17, 2015 4:00-6:00pm May require after school practices Uniform and camp costs around $350 More information to come about parent meeting, fittings & summer camp (August)
Gymnastics Main Goal – prepare for High School Gymnastics Classes for both beginner and advanced levels Tryouts to determine skill level Pick-up a gymnastics packet Students will participate in meets throughout the school year May require before or after school practice Cost for boys will be $50 and girls $150 Tryouts will be April 7 th & 8 th in the Utley MS gymnastics gym (girls) 5:00-6:30 PM (boys) 6:30-8:00 PM
Academic Electives You may choose two of the following Art Band Choir Journalism/ Newspaper Orchestra Theater Technology course Investigating Careers in Aerospace and Engineering Exploring Careers—College and Career Readiness
Art Everyone is eligible Inventive and imaginative expression Art appreciation Art History Creative Fun Enter in contests throughout the year Art supplies required (around $45 due at the beginning of the year)
Be a part of the UMS Band Students currently enrolled in 6 th grade band need to sign up for Band Never been in band = sign-up (Band Director will contact you in May to help you select an instrument) Be a part of building a great musical tradition at Utley Performances throughout the year Social activities= football games, pep rallies, parades, concerts and competitions(individual and group) Honors, Percussion and Symphonic band sections Requirements: instrument, sectionals, and practice daily
Choir Everyone is eligible Goals – good time, success Skills Learned – music appreciation, sight- reading and vocals Concerts Need to purchase a choir t-shirt Optional All Region Saturdays
Journalism/ Newspaper Journalism/Newspaper is an introduction to the role of mass media in today’s society. Emphasis will focus on teaching the fundamentals of news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and headline writing. Students learn the mechanics of the print media and will use the knowledge in the production of quarterly campus newspapers. Basic photography skills will also be introduced.
Team work Join with your friends Field trips Social events Cool music Specialize in an instrument Contests and trophies Orchestra
Technology Class Exploring Careers—College and Career Readiness Students will explore a wide variety of career paths in 16 career clusters. Students will use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. They will explore valid, reliable education and career information to learn more about themselves and their interests and abilities. Students will use interest inventory software and other tools to explore areas of personal interest. Investigating Careers in Aerospace and Engineering Students will explore careers in the STEM career cluster. The goal of this course is to provide middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, college, and their careers. Students will learn a variety of employability skills, including: adaptability, problem solving, oral and written communications, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, responsibility, ethics, professionalism, and technology use.
Theater Arts Everyone’s eligible Small cost involved Learn basic acting techniques, improvisation, pantomime, dual-acting, short plays, puppetry and theater games Active participation required Campus performances
Registration Forms due back to your homeroom teacher by February 26 th or you can select your class on line. Pre AP contract must be returned before student will be placed into a PRE AP course.
On line registration Please follow online scheduling directions to verify or change your child’s course selection. You will see there are 7 items listed in Skyward for the 2015-2016 school year. English, Math, Science, History Two academic electives Physical education class
Clubs at Utley Crime stoppers Chess Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Friends of Rachel / Hanna 4 Hope Girlz for God Promise Makers Robitics Student Council Student Serving Others WOLF TV
Bell Schedule Tutoring is available Monday–Friday 8:00 AM 8:35 AM Teachers tutoring days will vary. School Begins at 8:45 AM Lunches 30 minutes School Ends at 3:45 PM
2015-2016 Thanks for making the transition for the Class of 2021 a success.